This weekend, the only place you could find more sequins than the Kesha concert was at the fall performance of Colby’s Broadway Musical Revue (BMR). This student-led group is dedicated to performing the best songs from musicals with a signature dash of glitter and a load of humor. “There are lots of serious performance groups on campus,but we are not […]
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Student review of The Book of Mormon.
New Works Festival, a culmination of a semester’s worth of work by students and faculty involved in seven classes across both the Theater and Dance Department and the Music Department, prepares to open.
Ask anyone that knows me even a little and they will tell you that I am a musical theater nerd. My sister and I would sing together while doing dishes, figuring out who would sing which part of what harmony and who got to be Glinda and who got to be Elphaba. I can probably blame my dad for this, […]
In an era when mental illness and the stigma surrounding it are extremely hot topics, especially on college campuses, it’s only that Powder and Wig brought these themes to the Colby campus. Next to Normal, a rock musical with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, is the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and a […]
Throughout one’s life, one suffers through a variety of hardships and faces many obstacles. However, there is one adversity that a person hopes to never face: the horrible roommate. The Nerd, written by Larry Shue, deals with this problem in a humorously cringeworthy manner that, if you live in a single, will have you thanking the room-draw gods. Powder and […]
With years of experience under her belt, a passion for theater, and a crop of new talent from this year’s freshman class, the president of student run theater group Powder and Wig Katherine Kibler ’16 is prepared for anything. This week, she sat down with The Colby Echo to discuss her role in the student theater club and their plans […]
Befitting the usual amount of sparkles, bubbling energy, and promised harmonies, “Hello!” from the Book of Mormon served as a perfect opening number for this year’s production of Broadway Musical Revue. Faces were plastered with wide, eager and clear-eyed smiles, and a well-executed give-and-take of lines set the bar for the energy of the rest of the show. We were […]
Down in the cellar of Runnals, located at the bottom of a long set of stairs, lies a small black-box theater; a simple set depicting a hotel room acts as the setting for each of the five scenes in Some Girl(s), directed by Katherine Kibler ’16. The play, originally written by Neil LaBute, follows the quest of a man seemingly […]